Asus ZenFone Ares has been silently introduced by the company as the rebranded ZenFone AR we saw last year. The ZenFone Ares looks identical to the ZenFone AR in terms of design and specs. However, Asus stressed the Ares has Augmented and Virtual Reality with a drop of price.
Nonetheless, it packs the same 8GB RAM we saw on last year’s edition. The Snapdragon 821 chip is also on-board with quad-core processor. It’s also compatible with Google’s ARCore technology and features SonicMaster 3.0 Hi-Res Audio 384 kHz audio decoder with support for DTS Headphone as well.
The ZenFone be Ares comes with a Polycarbonate body and a Metal frame, it looks far more attractive than last year’s version no doubt. There’s a rectangular-like foundation at the top middle that houses the features at the rear.
The rear camera and LED flash are seen on top of this foundation. There’s a SIM tray by the side that houses a Micro + Nano SIMs combination. It measures 9mm in thickness and weighs just 170g overall.
At the front, Asus didn’t bother changing the screen, we can see the same amount of bezels on the last one here as well. The bottom bezel houses same physical navigation buttons, with the home button acting as the fingerprint scanner as well.
Nonetheless, it boasts of the Tru2life technology for improved outdoor visibility and oil-repellent coating. The 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen boasts of 2560 × 1440 pixels in resolution. The Quad HD screen boasts of over 100% NTSC with 515ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the Snapdragon 821 does its job effortlessly well. It was built on a 14nm process technology, so power efficiency should be great. It has 4-Cores of processor which clocks at a fast speed of 2.35GHz. While the Adreno 530 graphics card controls graphics.
For multitasking, the 8GB of RAM space should be more than enough even for gamers. It has a memory speed of over 1GHz as well. For storing files, 128GB storage space is ready to accommodate it all, you can also upgrade up to 400GB. The Asus ZenFone Ares runs on an older Android 7.0 Nougat.
At the back, there’s a SONY 23MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.6″ Sensor size and 1µm pixel size. The camera also boasts of 4-axis OIS, 3x zoom, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors. With other normal features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, dual-LED flash, HDR and panorama. The Asus ZenFone Ares can shoot 4K videos @24fps. While the 8MP selfie camera has f/2.0 aperture with 85-degree wide-viewing lens.
Powering the Asus ZenFone Ares is a 3300mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 2 hours.
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Asus ZenFone Ares Full Technical Specifications
|Model||Asus ZenFone Ares|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Global|
Nano + Micro
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|Type||Metal + Polycarbonate|
|Dimensions||158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Features||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant|
White balance settings
|Android 7.0 Nougat|
|ASUS ZenUI 3.0|
|Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821|
|Yes, up to 400GB|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, microUSB|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
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